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Move over emerald green. 2014 Pantone Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid, described as a captivating,magical, enigmatic purple.
“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.
“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
“An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society,” she said.
The color has already made its way into red-carpet collections featured by Juicy Couture, Yoana Baraschi and more.
What can you expect from the Color of the Year? You can expect to see Radiant Orchid and it’s hues on just about every item you can possibly buy. And, while this selection may not be as punchy as those that have preceded it, I am totally up for the change of pace. I’m sure the cool shade will make for an amazing spring nail polish, a fuzzy scarf, and certainly, most positively some beautiful accent pillows adorning your sofa. In other words, commit Radiant Orchid to memory — you’re going to be spotting much more of it.